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Idaho Board of Ed drops college entrance exam requirement

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education says higher education institutions no longer have to require entrance exams for admissions. The board formally approved the change during a meeting Wednesday, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported. TJ Bliss, the...

Ducey blocks ASU policy requiring masks for unvaccinated

Jun. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday blocked a new Arizona State University policy that would have required unvaccinated students to submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a mask, calling the decision “bad policy.” The Republican governor issued an...

Bid to revamp Louisiana school grading system stirs pushback

Jun. 15, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal by Louisiana's education superintendent to overhaul how the state rates public schools has sparked controversy and prompted leaders of the state's top school board to delay a debate that had been planned for Tuesday. Superintendent of...

Board votes to reduce Promise Scholarship requirements

Jun. 14, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Requirements for high school seniors to receive West Virginia's Promise Scholarship have been reduced. The Higher Education Policy Commission board, which is the statewide four-year college oversight and policy agency, approved the reductions to...

Dartmouth med school drops cheating charges against students

Jun. 11, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth's medical school dismissed charges against students accused of cheating by accessing online course materials while taking closed-book exams remotely, the dean said in an email to the school community. A Geisel School of Medicine committee...

Child care providers offered free pooled coronavirus testing

Jun. 04, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based nonprofit and the state Department of Early Education and Care have teamed up to protect child care facilities across the state with a free pooled coronavirus testing program. The project, administered by child care advocacy group...

University of Tennessee Martin offering free ACT workshops

Jun. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee at Martin are offering free online workshops to help students prepare for the ACT, one of the standard college entrance exams. The course begins this summer and is designed for...

2 months in prison for dad who paid $40K in ACT cheat scheme

May. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of a private equity firm who paid $40,000 to have someone secretly correct his daughter's ACT exam answers was sentenced Thursday to two months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme. Before the judge handed down his...

Law lifts SAT, ACT requirement at public Colorado colleges

May. 25, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Public colleges and universities in Colorado are no longer required to consider SAT or ACT scores for first-time freshmen during the admissions process under a newly signed law, officials said. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Tuesday that...

As US schools resume testing, large numbers are opting out

May. 22, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

Standardized tests are returning to the nation’s schools this spring, but millions of students will face shorter exams that carry lower stakes, and most families are being given the option to forgo testing entirely. With new flexibility from the Biden administration,...